U.S. history timeline

By mrp123
  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    Granted rights to all nobles and freeman.
  • Roanoke

    Roanoke was the first attempted colony in america. It is known as the lost colony.
  • Jamestown

    105 settlers in 3 ships landed on virginia coast, and they started the first settlement known as Jamestown.
  • House Of Burgesses

    House Of Burgesses
    First representative assembly in New World.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Mayflower Compact
    A written document for self government.
  • Roger Williams

    Roger Williams
    Founded providence in june as a democratically ruled colony.
  • Navigation Acts

    Navigation Acts
    Regulating colonial commerce to suit english needs.
  • William Penn

    William Penn
    Signed treaty with delaware indians april 23, and made a payment for Pennsylvania.
  • Witchcraft Delusion at Salem

    20 alleged witches executed by special court.
  • Great Awakening

    Great Awakening
    A religious revival in the 1700's.
  • Benjamin Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin
    He published the first Poor Richards Almanack. Published anually until 1757.
  • John Peter Zenger

    John Peter Zenger
    He was acquitted of libel Aug. 5 in New York after criticizing the british governors conduct in office.
  • French And Indian War

    French And Indian War
    The war began when french occupied Ft. Duquesne. British moved Acadian Frech from Nova Scotia to Louisiana October 8, 1755.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Placed duties on lumber, foodstuffs, molasses, and rum in colonies, to pay French and Indian War debts.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Enacted by parliament Mar. 22, required revenue stamps to help fund royal troops.
  • Quatering Act

    Quatering Act
    Required colonist to house British troops, went into effect Mar. 24.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    Levied taxes on glass, painters lead, paper, and tea. In 1770 all duties ecept on tea were repealed.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    A protest with the tax of tea.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Parlaiment curtailed Massachusetts self rule.
  • First Continental Congress

    Held in Philadelphia, called for civil disobedience against British.
  • Paul Revere & Willaim Dawes

    Rode to alert patriots that the briish were on their way to concord to destroy arms, His famous call was " the britsh are coming ".
  • Lexington & Concord

    Minute men lost 8. people and the british took 273 casualties.
  • Patrick Henry

    Addressed Virginia Convention " give me liberty or give me death ".
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    Famous pro-independence pamphlet by Thomas Paine.
  • Declaration of Idependece

    Declaration of Idependece
    These united colonies are and of right ought to be free and independent states.
  • Saratoga

    Cutt off British escape route, Burgoyne surrendered 5,000 men at Saratoga.
  • Articals of Confederation

    Articals of Confederation
    Adopted by the Continental Congress.
  • John Paul Jones

    John Paul Jones
    On the Bonhomme Richard defeated Serapis in British North Sea waters.
  • Battle Of Yorktown

    Battle Of Yorktown
    Adm. Francois Joseph de. Grasse landed 3,000 French and stopped the british fleet in Hampton Roads.
  • Paris Peace Treaty

    Recognized American Independence.
  • Shay's Rebellion

    Debt.-ridden farmers in Massachusetts failed.
  • Constitutional Convention

    Opened in Philadelphia, May 25, with Washington presiding, Constitution accepted by delegates.
  • Northwest Ordinance

    Adopted July 13 by Continental Congress for Northwest Territory, North of the Ohio River.
  • George Washington

    Chosen Pres, by all electors.
  • Bill Of Rights

    Submitted to states, Sept. 25, 1789 went into effect on December 15.
  • Eli Whitney

    He invented the cotton gin, reviving southern slavery.
  • Washingtons Farewell Address

    Warned against permanent alliances with foreign powers, big public debt, large military establishment, and devices of small, artful, enterprising minority.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Napoleon sold all of Louisiana, stretching to the Canadian border. He sold the land for 11,250,000 in bonds, plus 3,750,000 indemnities to American citizens.
  • Lewis and Clark

    Expedition ordered by Pres. Thomas Jefferson to explore what is now the northwest of the U.S.
  • Robert Fulton

    He made the first poractical steamboat.
  • War Of 1812

    Britain seized U.S. ships trading with France. Britain seized 4,000 naturalized U.S. sailors by 1810. Brtain armed indians, who raided western border U.S. stopped trade with Europe 1807 and 1809
  • The Star Spangled Banner

    Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner.
  • Missouri Compromise

    A bill passed by congress, Mar. 3. Slavery was allowed in Missouri, but not west of the Mississippi River north.
  • Monroe Doctorine

    Opposing European intervention in the americas, enuciated by President James Monroe.
  • Trail Of Tears

    Cherokee Indians were forced to walk the "Trail Of Tears" from Georgia to Oklahoma starting in October.
  • First Telegraph Line

    The first message was sent on the telegraph by Samuel F.B. Morse from Washington to Baltimlore on March 24, 1844.
  • Manifest Destiny

    Expansionist had used a slogan called manifest destiny coined by a journalistin 1845.
  • Womens Rights Convention

    Lucretia Mott, and Elizabth Cady Stanton started the Womens Rights Convention.
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe

    Author of Uncle Toms Cabin.
  • Dred Scott

    Decision by the supreme court Mar. 6 held that slaves did not become free in a free state.
  • Abraham Lincoln

    He was elected as President.
  • Confederate States Of America

    Jefferson Davis was Pres. Confederates fired on Ft. Sumter in Charleston, Sout Carolina. They captured the Ft.
  • The Battle Of Antietam

    The bloodiest one day battle during the Civil War.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Freed slaves in areas still in rebellion.
  • Gettysburg Address

    A speech by Abraham Lincoln.
  • Robert E. Lee Surrendered

    27,800 Confederate Troops to Gen. Grant at Appoomattox Court House.
  • Lincoln Was Shot

    He was shot in Fords Theatre by John Wilkes Booth.
  • 14th Amendment

    Providing for citizenship of all persons born or naturalized in the U.S. The Aendment was ratified on july 9.
  • 15th Amendment

    Making race no bar to voting rights, ratified Feb. 8.
  • Clara Barton American Red Cross

    She started the American Red Cross.